Goods and Services fees
You do not pay GST on these fees, which are effective 1 July 2019.
|Application fees for||Standard||Corporate||Health Care Card|
|Injunctions (application fee also applies)||$217.70||$311||$108.90|
Disputes about goods and services
|Application fees for claims between||Standard||Corporate||Health Care Card|
|$1 - $3,000||$65.30||$93.30||No fee|
|$3,001 - $15,000||$217.70||$311||No fee|
|$15,001 - $100,000||$487.30||$696.10||
|$100,001 - $500,000||$798.30||$1140.40||$162.90|
|$500,001 - $1 million||$1088.60||$1555.10||$162.90|
|$1,000,001 - $5 million||$1378.80||$1969.70||$162.90|
|$5 million or more||$1669.10||$2384.40||$162.90|
|No monetary value||$487.30||$696.10||$162.90|
|Application fees for other disputes||Standard||Corporate||Health Care Card|
|Contractor and hirer disputes about the transport of goods in a vehicle or motorised harvesting of forest products||$487.30||$696.10||$162.90|
|Disputes about retirement village management contracts||$487.30||$696.10||$162.90|
|Revoke sale agreement for a car with a cash price of $40,000 or less||$65.30||$93.30||$32.70|
|Neighbourhood disputes affecting company title corporations and service companies for building subdivisions||$487.30||$696.10||$162.90|
Fees may apply for each hearing day or part of a hearing day.
If your matter is for a claim under $15,001, hearing fees do not apply.
If your claim is between $15,001 and $100,000, hearing fees do not apply on the first day of hearing, but apply for each subsequent hearing day.
If the claim is over $100,000, a non-monetary claim, a claim for an unspecified amount or is a complex case, hearing fees apply from the first day of hearing.
A registrar assesses your application and advises you if the matter is considered a complex case.
|Hearing fees for||Standard||Corporate||Health Care Card|
|Day 2 - 4||$362.90||$518.40||$162.90|
|Day 5 - 9||$725.70||$1036.70||$162.90|
|Day 10 and any further days||$1088.60||$1555.10||$162.90|
Pay your daily hearing fee
Please pay your daily hearing fee from 4.30 pm the day before your hearing to avoid delays.
As a Health Care Card holder, there is no fee to apply for costs after final orders or to reopen an order unless:
- you made a non-monetary claim
- you made a claim over $15,000
|Fees for||Standard||Corporate||Health Care Card|
|Application for costs after final orders made||$373.20||$533.20||$162.90|
|Application to reopen an order||$65.30||$93.30||$32.70|
|Transfer of a case from the Magistrates' Court to VCAT (an application fee also applies)||$65.30||$93.30||No fee|
See fees for other VCAT services including:
- issuing a summons
- inspecting a file
- copies of documents
- video conference bookings.
To find out more about the three fee payer levels (Corporate, Standard and Health Care Card) and how to provide proof of your status, see Fee categories.
For payment options, read about how to pay fees.
Our Fee relief page explains how you can apply for fees to be waived, reduced, postponed or refunded.